How can a Scrum board programmatically be created and configured?

at the moment I'm trying to develop a plugin for JIRA to create preconfigured projects. For this I used the tutorial - Creating a project template. In addition to configure the project, a corresponding Scrum board should be created and configured. I've reviewed the API description. However, I only found the experimental interface BoardService, which only allows the creation of a board but no configuration. The JIRA REST API does not offer any configuration options too. For example, I want to change the number of columns. Is there a suitable API for this application and if so, which one?

The plugin is to be developed for JIRA Server v7.0 or greater.

With kind regards


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Hi Julian,

This may be possible with an third party add-on such as Bob Swift's JIRA Command Line.  Take a look at the createBoard function.



Hello Branden,

Thanks for your answer. Is there no way to create a board without a third pary add-on and to add an additional column with a corresponding status to that new created board? If I look at the parameters of the createBoard function, there is unfortunately no possibility to specify a configuration. 



Sorry, I don't have an answer. I have the same problem you had/have and am also making a plugin that creates pre-configured projects. I'm hoping you'll answer two questions for me.

1.) What were you able to create using the BoardService interface?

I was able to create Board objects using the service, but these Board objects didn't seem to be related to the scrum boards I was trying to create. After creating a Board object in the plugin, I was unable to find a newly created board anywhere on the Jira web-site.

2.) What was your final solution for creating the board?

Did you use Bob Swift's Jira Command Line? another third party program? or did you come up with an alternative resolution?

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